School Events and Fundraisers
Brooklyn Center Community Schools hosts numerous school events within the various buildings, such as Family Night events, athletic activities, dances, or performances, to name a few. The district wellness policy states:
"Edible items provided during school-sponsored events will be consistent with the current USDA guidelines for Americans and Federal Register, with an expectation on providing Smart Snacks compliant foods as the primary snacks and water as the primary beverage."
School fundraisers are a necessary part of the school system, and are an opportunity to support wellness efforts, help build community and to create a fun and engaging experience for students, families and staff. The District Wellness Policy #533 states:
"Use of non-edible items, physical activity, and academic pursuits will be the expectation for fundraisers. If edible items are used for fundraisers, items will be consistent with the current USDA guidelines for Americans, Smart Snacks Guidelines, and Federal Register, while following food safety regulations."
Foods and beverages sold or distributed to the students during the school day are to meet the USDA and Smart Snacks guidelines. Click here to learn more about the effect of marketing of brands and products within the schools.